The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team dropped its first game of the season Saturday afternoon to the Farmington Scorpions.
Los Alamos fell 4-3 to the Scorpions in Farmington. Farmington (1-0) scored three goals in the second half to Los Alamos’ two to take the victory.
The Hilltoppers (0-1) won’t have much time for a turnaround, either, as they were scheduled to play a tough team in the Bosque School Bobcats this afternoon at home.
Saturday, Los Alamos’ top offensive threat, Catie McDonald, got her season off to a fast start with a hat trick. She scored all three of the Hilltoppers’ goals, two of them assisted.
Abby Schmalz and Charlotte Leonard earned the assists on two of the goals.
Saturday was also the first start in the career of eighth grade goalkeeper Anna Lemke. Lemke, who earned the starting job during the preseason, played all 80 minutes for Los Alamos and made five stops.
Today’s game will be the season opener for Bosque School.
The Bobcats were 11-10 last season and advanced to the second round of the Class A-3A playoffs.
Like Los Alamos this season, Bosque is a young team.
It features just two seniors and three juniors on its 2014 roster.
Following today’s game, the Hilltoppers will be on the road again to face Moriarty Thursday.